IMG is the world’s largest sports talent and marketing agency, operating in some 30 countries. They also are a top modeling agency…handling some of the world’s top models such as Giselle Bundchen and Liv Tyler…BUT, guess what? They are also a literary agency, represent corporate clients and are involved in real estate and golf course design, etc, etc…
What brought IMG to my attention was reading that Tom Florio, who just left Conde Nast’s Vogue magazine as Group Publisher after 25 years, was hired by IGM as senior advisor for fashion to the chairman, himself.
Tom Florio lands at IMG Worldwide
Former Vogue publisher will seek new ventures for IMG’s fashion operations.
It’s not the chief executive position he said he was seeking when he left his post as group publisher at Vogue last June, but Tom Florio does have a new job: IMG Worldwide, the sports and media giant, has named him to the newly created post of senior adviser for fashion to the office of the chairman.
IMG’s fashion operations include producing events such as Fashion Week in New York; publications such as The Daily, which covers Fashion Week in New York; and the modeling agency IMG Models.
In this post, Mr. Florio will be tasked with identifying new, “high-margin” products across IMG’s fashion-related businesses, according to the company. “Tom has outstanding credentials and a proven track record of taking businesses and creating high growth opportunities around them,” IMG Chief Executive Ted Forstmann said in a statement.
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